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February 2nd, 2012

Farm Bureau offers scholarships

February 2, 2012

The Bingham County Farm Bureau Federation is offering $8,000 worth of scholarships to local high school and college students as well as $500 grants to each of the five school districts located in Bingham County.
“We want a lot of people to apply,” said Joyce Dalley, Bingham County Farm Bureau Scholarship Chair.
Six scholarships will be offered. Three are agriculture related scholarships; three are non-agriculture related scholarships.
Awards for the agriculture related scholarships are 1st place $2,500; 2nd $1,500 and 3rd $1,000.

Margaret A. Williams, 73

February 2, 2012

Margaret A. Williams, 73, of Pocatello, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Emeritus at Highland Hills from natural causes.
She was born Aug. 12, 1938 to Pearl L. and Josephine Loe in Greeley, Colo. Her family moved to Pocatello when she was a small child. She attended schools in Pocatello, graduating from Pocatello High School in 1956. She married Douglas D. Williams in 1957 and was later divorced.

February 1st

Broncos gallop past Russets in overtime - photo gallery

February 2, 2012

SHELLEY — Paul Cannon drilled a three ball from the wing to open the overtime period, propelling the Broncos on a 12-0 run to open the extra frame as the visiting Broncos evened the season series with the Shelley Russets with a 64-53 overtime victory at Shelley High School on Wednesday evening.
"In the break before the overtime the kids were just all keyed up telling each other to go out and get the win and get out of here," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "They came out and did what they did all night by playing tough defense, rebounding and hit a couple of big shots. They really gutted it out and this is a very good win for us."

Otter celebrates RISE Complex at ISU

February 2, 2012

POCATELLO — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter toured the Research and Innovation in Science and Engineering (RISE) Complex at ISU and promoted the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Wednesday.
"I am passionate about IGEM because it's our future," Otter said. "We are engaging university campuses because from universities come the workforce of the next generation.
"IGEM combines investors with our research brain power to help Idaho become a major player in the world as we establish intellectual property," Otter said.

Police Log

February 1, 2012

Items of note from Jan. 24-30.

Blackfoot Police

BEER IN HIS PANTS: Jan. 24, 5:38 p.m.: A caller at White Eagle said a man came in and put a 40 ounce bottle of beer in his pants. They said they asked the man to put the beer back and he did. They then asked him to leave the store.

BOMB THREAT: Jan. 25, 3:47 p.m.: A woman said her sister's ex-boyfriend is threatening to put a bomb in her trailer.

STRAY DOG: Jan. 25, 5:52 p.m.: A caller at Bingham Memorial Hospital said a stray dog is running the halls of the hospital. They said he looks like Benji.

Three arrested in Shelley for heroin

February 1, 2012

Three individuals were arrested in Shelley Tuesday for drug trafficking after six grams of heroin were discovered on a routine traffic stop.
Detectives from the Bingham County Sheriff's Office and the Shelley Police Department arrested Liisa Kay Mills, 41, of Shelley, Duane Gene Harpe, 43, of Idaho Falls, and Timothy Sean Daugherty, 41, of Boise, after a traffic stop for displaying fictitious license plates at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday.
A search of the vehicle and the three subjects revealed six grams of heroin, 10 hits of LSD, methamphetamine and marijuana.

January 31st

North Fremont tops Firth in round one of tournament

February 1, 2012

ST. ANTHONY — A slow first quarter start spelled doom and gloom for the Firth Lady Cougars as they opened the sixth district 2A Nuclear Conference basketball tournament with a disappointing 51-27 loss to North Fremont at South Fremont High School on Tuesday evening.
"We played like a young team playing their first district tournament game," Firth head coach Sharla Cook said. "We will need to fix that before tomorrow night or our season will be over."

Shelley Quilt Show today

February 1, 2012

The 13th annual Quilt Show continues today at the North Bingham County District Library, 197 W. Locust in Shelley. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Classes begin at 10:15 and conclude at 4 p.m. Classes on disappearing blocks, good things come in small packages, a trunk show, pillow take and a valentine surprise. The last class at 3 p.m. will answer question about quilting problems.
Quilts can be picked up at 7 p.m. today.
On Tuesday, presenter Mona Taylor from Firth spoke about labeling quilts.

Bingham County whole as legislative district

February 1, 2012

It's official. The redistricting map that defines the legislative districts was submitted to and approved by the Secretary of State Monday.
This new plan, drafted following completion of the 2010 U.S. Census to preserve one-person, one-vote principles, will result in significant changes for the 2013 Legislature. It places at least 32 sitting representatives and senators in 10 of the 35 districts into potential primaries with incumbents, most of them Republicans.
Under the map L93 that has been approved, seven counties will be split.

BHS Renaissance Dinner this week

January 31, 2012

The Blackfoot High School Choral Department will present the popular Renaissance Dinner Feb. 2, 3 and 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
The Renaissance Dinner includes dinner and an entertaining night of music and theater. Tickets are $18.
Throughout the meal the choir students will perform a skit involving the audience as well as a number of songs. The event is fun for both the students and those in attendance.
The event will feature performances by the Blackfoot A Cappella, Concert and Madrigal choirs.

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